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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Harbor Side.

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How Far From Harbor Side to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Harbor Side to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Harbor Side to:

  • San Diego [Map], which is the Seat of San Diego County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Harbor Side to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 28 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 19 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,266 miles [3,646.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 129 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,630 miles [12,279.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,398 miles [13,515.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,369 miles [10,249.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harbor Side ...

While the name Harbor Side is unique within California, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Harbor Side, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,058 miles [3,312 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harbor Side ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bonita   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Harbor Side   [Map]
Castle Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Fruitdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Imperial Beach   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
National City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Palm City   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Paradise Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Shelltown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunny Vista   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Harbor Side. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Rudy Bukich     (Born as Rudulph Andrew Bukich)
  Professional football. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Monday September 15, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday February 29, 2016 (which is Leap Day) at an age of 85. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Harbor Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rudy Bukich<7>
 
Jerry Coleman     (Born as Gerald Francis Coleman)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Jose (California) on Sunday September 14, 1924 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday January 5, 2014 at an age of 89. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Harbor Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Coleman
 
Robert Duvall     (Robert Selden Duvall)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in San Diego (California) on Monday January 5, 1931

San Diego [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Harbor Side
 
Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

San Diego [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Harbor Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes
 
Don Marshall     (Donald James Marshall)
  Actor. He was born in San Diego (California) on Wednesday May 2, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday October 30, 2016 at an age of 82. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Harbor Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Marshall
 
Barbara Payton     (Born as Barbara Redfield)
  Actress. She was born in Cloquet (Minnesota) on Wednesday November 16, 1927 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday May 8, 1967 at an age of 39.

San Diego [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Harbor Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Barbara Payton
 
Gregory Peck     (Eldred Gregory Peck)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in La Jolla (California) on Wednesday April 5, 1916 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday June 12, 2003 at an age of 87.

La Jolla [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Harbor Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregory Peck
 
David Stanley Smith
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (California) on Friday January 21, 1955 and died in San Diego (California) on Wednesday December 17, 2008 at an age of 53.

San Diego [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Harbor Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Stanley Smith
 
Albert Goodwill Spalding
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Byron (Illinois) on Monday September 2, 1850 and died in San Diego (California) on Thursday September 9, 1915 at an age of 65.

San Diego [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Harbor Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Goodwill Spalding
 
Rose Hartwick Thorpe
  Poet. She was born in Mishawaka (Indiana) on Thursday July 18, 1850 and died in San Diego (California) on Wednesday July 19, 1939 at an age of 89.

San Diego [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Harbor Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rose Hartwick Thorpe
 
Ted Williams     (Theodore Samuel Williams)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Diego (California) on Friday August 30, 1918 and died in Inverness (Florida) on Friday July 5, 2002 at an age of 83.

San Diego [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Harbor Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ted Williams

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The official website for San Diego County: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Harbor Side. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Harbor Side) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harbor Side. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6101, Longitude: -117.0814     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harbor Side have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Harbor Side to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 335.061 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.606 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.938 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Harbor Side.



 
 
 

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